The third annual Crossroads Summer Block Party is going down this Friday, June 6, and there's a handful of well chosen acts in the lineup. Chances are, you're familiar with some of these local favorites, but in case you're not, we're counting down to the end of the week with a "song of the day" from one of the bands.
When I saw the Jorge Arana Trio live for the first time a few weeks ago (at the Crossroads Spring Fling), I was surprised by how the band began. It was fairly tame stuff - an interesting jazz arrangement that, you know, you expect from a band that calls itself a "trio." But then the players morphed without warning into the second tune, a loud, fearlessly jagged rocker. It was a beautiful "Gotcha!" moment, and proved that guitarist and keyboardist Jorge Arana, bassist Jason Nash and drummer Josh Enyart are not to be underestimated. Listen below to our CSBP song du jour for further evidence of these daring experimental artists.
The Crossroads Summer Block Party is a free event. For more information and to view the lineup, go here
#5: Mat Shoare's "Domestic Partnership"
#4: The ACBs' "Be Professional"